April 30, 2004
Speaker Announced for Spring Commencement
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance, Robert Wooley, will be the speaker for ULM's Spring 2004 commencement ceremony. The commencement will be held on Saturday, May 22 at 2 p.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Robert Wooley was elected Commissioner of Insurance in November 2003. He is Louisiana's 11th Commissioner of Insurance.
Wooley enrolled in Northeast Louisiana University in 1971 with two honors scholarships. He was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and was chosen by the faculty as the Outstanding Graduating Senior in the College of Business. Wooley graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1974 with a degree in Business Administration. In 1977, he received his law degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.
After graduation, Wooley entered private law practice in Ferriday, Louisiana. He later served as Executive Counsel and First Assistant in the Secretary of State's office. He was a sole law practitioner and a political and governmental relations consultant before returning to state government in 1999 as Chief Deputy of the Department of Insurance.
In October 2000 Wooley was named acting Commissioner of Insurance and he officially became Commissioner in April 2003. He served three years of the previous Commissioner's unexpired term before he was elected with 58% of the vote.